This generation of consoles have really brought out exceptional visuals and graphic fidelity in fighting games. Gone are the days of the retro 8-bit fighting games such as the street fighter franchise. Today, we are looking at the best modern games that the 7th and 8th Gen of consoles have produced over the years. They have made fighting games playable to casual gamers who want to sit back and have an enjoyable beat down session with friends and as well as the competitive type of gamers who want to be at the top of the hill and even compete in official e-sports tournaments. Here are the best fighting games that you can either play in PS4, PC and Xbox One.
Despite the shaky launch of the game back in 2016, Street fighter V has come a long way with numerous patches and bug fixes, and as of 2018 the game has become very solid, especially with their recent Arcade Edition update, with a plethora of new content for both casual and competitive players, which includes a cinematic story mode, combo challenges and an updated roster of new characters such as the all-time great characters in the like of Chun Li and Ryu.
Thanks to Arc system works who developed the game with the gorgeous cell-shaded graphics that makes you feel like you are actually playing the Anime. The game was built in consideration of all the anime fans out there who just want to re-live the dragon ball moments. This means you can button bash yourself to victory, but obviously you can’t button bash against a pro player. The game also packs a ton of advanced mechanics that makes it a legit competitive game to a high level player. The game is a three on three tag-team fighter that offers a story mode and of course an online PVP mode where you can climb up the ladder and beat the best of the best.
This is one of the oldest modern video games in consoles, from the PlayStation 1 era, sadly this is the last installment. It’s the current “King of 3D fighters”. It has stellar graphics that are comparable to none. Tekken 7 introduced new combat mechanics such as, Rage Art and Rage drive, these nare explosive moves that are mostly used by seasoned pro players as a strategic tramp card and it’s also fun and enjoyable for newcomers. Tekken 7 has a story mode as well as an updated roster that pits characters like Kazuya and Nina against surprise guests like Street Fighter's Akuma. All in all, Tekken 7 is a really good fighting game that you may want to try out if you were thinking of grabbing a fighting game, you will not be disappointed.
This was Microsoft’s flag ship game when the Xbox one was launched back in 2013. The game is fast paced with never ending combos, nothing is as satisfying as hearing “C-c-c-combo breaker”. The game also includes a simple version of executing combos, so its button bashing enhanced for newcomers. The game has a wide variety of characters if you get the ultimate edition. If you own an Xbox, then you can grab the game for free.
If you are a DC comics fan and would want to experience a good DC story that’s complemented with a good fighting presentation, then look no further, NetherRealm studios (the guys behind Mortal Kombat) has yet again brought us injustice 2. I mean where else (apart from movies) have you seen Batman and Superman brawling or Subzero and Mr. Freeze. There are so many all-time star superheroes at your disposal. The game has really good graphics, however, you will need to learn the moves for, it’s not a button bashing type of game, either way the game is fun and it has brought about legit tournaments in Kenya where you could win a hefty price pool for just playing the game.